Issued: November 12, 2018
Students prepare for MP's debating competition
A team from King Harold Academy will be taking part in the annual Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition organised by Epping Forest MP Dame Eleanor Laing.
The King Harold team of Year 11 students Lois-Rose Sarratt and Emily Baldwin-Thompson will be up against teams from Roding Valley High School, Davenant Foundation School, Epping St John's, Chigwell School, West Hatch High School and Debden Park High School,
The Motion to be debated is that "This House believes that global warming is a myth".
The King Harold Academy team will be one of the schools speaking For the Motion.
Nichelle Bell, debate team co-ordinator, said: "We are really looking forward to the experience and competing."
Mrs Laing said: "The debating competition is always a great evening and gives the students an opportunity to demonstrate their debating skills before an audience.
"I look forward to listening to the arguments on both sides of the debate from our young public speakers.
"As always I am sure there will be several potential future politicians among them!"
The competition will be held at Roding Valley High School on Friday (November 16).